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Boston’s Franklin Park Is Poised for $28 Million in Upgrades — and the City Wants Ideas on How to Spend the Money

Boston’s Franklin Park Is Poised for $28 Million in Upgrades — and the City Wants Ideas on How to Spend the Money
At 135 years old, Franklin Park, Boston’s largest outdoor space stretching over 500 acres, is steeped in local history.

Legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted crafted the “country park,” now home to a zoo and golf course, that completes the Emerald Necklace. Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson once lived in a small cabin on Schoolmaster Hill before Olmsted’s vision would arrive at the site decades later.
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